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CALENDAR

 
4/12/2018 - PDA: Differentiating reading Instruction for Students: Making it Explicit (end date)
OPEN - Register

end date

Location
online
Presenter
Audience
Points
60
8/27/2018 - BACK TO BASICS FOR THE GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHER / Cohort 1
OPEN - Register

COHORT #1
Do you serve students with disabilities in your classroom? Would you like to increase your "tool kit" of skills and strategies in order to ensure adequate progress?
Then this academy is perfect for you! With this 4-day academy learn the tools that will help your students succeed and be successful in your classroom.

You must attend all 4 days of the cohort in order to receive points for this professional development.

Your cohort will explore the following courses, focusing on the needs of your 504/IEP students in the inclusion settings:
• UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING / August 27
• ESCAPING THE NIGHTMARE THROUGH ACCOMMODATIONS / September 17
• SURVIVOR: SENSORY ISLAND / October 1
• COLLABORATIVE TEACHING AND PLANNING / October 29

Attend all four and complete a brief follow up for 30 ESE points
If you miss any day, you will not be eligible for any points. You will not be able to substitute previously attended professional development in the place of any course listed for this opportunity.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: by registering for Cohort #1, you agree to attend the workshops listed above on the aforementioned dates.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
FDLRS / FIN Presenters
Audience
ALL Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs
Points
30
8/28/2018 - BACK TO BASICS FOR THE GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHER / Cohort 2
OPEN - Register

COHORT #2
Do you serve students with disabilities in your classroom? Would you like to increase your "tool kit" of skills and strategies in order to ensure adequate progress?
Then this academy is perfect for you! With this 4-day academy learn the tools that will help your students succeed and be successful in your classroom.

You must attend all 4 days of the cohort in order to receive points for this professional development.

Your cohort will explore the following courses, focusing on the needs of your 504/IEP students in the inclusion settings:
• UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING / August 28
• ESCAPING THE NIGHTMARE THROUGH ACCOMMODATIONS / September 18
• SURVIVOR: SENSORY ISLAND / October 2
• COLLABORATIVE TEACHING AND PLANNING / October 30

Attend all four and complete a brief follow up for 30 ESE points
If you miss any day, you will not be eligible for any points. You will not be able to substitute previously attended professional development in the place of any course listed for this opportunity.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: by registering for Cohort #2, you agree to attend the workshops listed above on the aforementioned dates.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
FDLRS / FIN Presenters
Audience
ALL TEACHERS, SLPs, OTs, PTs
Points
30
8/28/2018 - Access Points for Inclusion
OPEN - Register

Students on Access Points are increasingly being included in general education settings to receive their instruction. This workshop is designed to increase participants’ understanding of the Florida Standards Access Points and the resources available to support students with significant cognitive disabilities in the inclusion classroom. Participants will use these resources to design a lesson plan that addresses the needs of the students following the Florida State Standards as well as students with significant cognitive disabilities on access points. They will need to bring a laptop and the materials/resources they regularly use for lesson planning. Lab laptops are available upon request. Requests should be made prior to the workshop date. Participants will receive Ralabate's book Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners.
Participants will earn 8 points with completion of lesson plan followup.
Sign in begins at 8:00 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.

Location
Community Room
Presenter
Tara Renbeck/FIN
Audience
General Education and Special Education Teachers serving in the General Education inclusion classroom. Priority will be given to collaborative instructional teams who register together.
Points
8
9/5/2018 - PECS Implementation
OPEN - Register

NOTE: Prerequisite: Participants MUST have previously taken The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1 workshop and are currently using the PECS protocol with their students in the classroom. Materials will be available to make a PECS Book. Using PICS for PECS software, Boardmaker Software and/or LessonPix participants will make visual supports (PECS Preferred and Non-preferred reinforcers) to use along with the PECS Books
Sign-in begins at 8:00AM
The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.
State license CEUs are provided for SLPs

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Bruce Glendenning/Patti Weigel
Audience
Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs & paraprofessionals working with students with disabilities.
Points
6
9/6/2018 - LessonPix
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8:00 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer.
Learn how to navigate this online tool to:
• Create numerous custom visual supports
• Browse or use the clip art library with 1000's of pictures.
• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.
• Download LessonPix clip art for your personal use in Word Documents, PowerPoint, etc.
• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.
• Explore the Sharing Center where all users of the program can share their creations and find new inspiration.
State license CEUs are provided for SLPs

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Bruce Glendenning
Audience
All Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, & Paraprofessionals working with students with disabilities
Points
6
9/7/2018 - CREATING VISUAL SUPPORTS FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION & COMMUNICATION BOARDS.
OPEN - Register

Pre-requisite: Participants must have previously taken Boardmaker software and/or the LessonPix workshops.
Using Boardmaker software and/or LessonPix, participants will create visual supports for classroom instruction and communication boards that can be used immediately with their students. Materials used for this training will not be available for any other activity or project.
State license CEUs are provided for SLPs

Location
PLCC
Presenter
B. Glendenning
Audience
Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, ParaProfessionals
Points
6
9/13/2018 - Positively Motivating Others (PMO) for Paraprofessionals
OPEN - Register

Is it possible to make a difference in a student’s behavior before they “act out”? This professional development workshop for Paraprofessionals will incorporate strategies and techniques for working with students based on the Positively Motivating Others program. The goal of this program is to inspire others to reach their full potential through positive motivation and proactive discipline, not punishment. Participants will receive the manual for “Positively Motivating Others – Making a Difference”.

Location
Community Room #151
Presenter
P. Weigel
Audience
Paraprofessionals
Points
6
9/13/2018, 9/14/2018 - CHAMPS for ESE Teachers
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8:00am; the workshop is from 8:30am-3:30pm.
This 2 day workshop will assist classroom teachers to design (or fine tune) a proactive and positive classroom management plan that will overtly teach students how to behave responsibly.
Participants will focus on the STOIC model: Structure in the classroom, Teaching Expectations, Observing, Interacting Positively and Correcting Fluently. CHAMPS strategies will: reduce classroom disruptions and office referrals, improve classroom climate, increase student on-task behavior and, establish respectful and civil interactions. Participants will receive the book, CHAMPs: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management by Randy Sprick, Ph.D

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
ESE TEACHERS ONLY.
Points
12
9/18/2018, 12/15/2018 - PDA: Differentiating Reading Instruction for Students: Making it Explicit
OPEN - Register

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about using the guidelines for differentiation and strategies that support differentiation to improve instruction for all students, especially students with persistent or significant reading difficulties. Emphasis is on the instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods that can be applied to increase the explicitness and intensity of language arts instruction in order to achieve optimal results for students who are challenged by learning to read or reading to learn. This course aligns with current Florida reading initiatives and awards credit for competency four of the Florida Reading Endorsement
Required meetings Choose 1:
Orientation:
online at your leisure (link will be sent with confirmation)
OR
Face to Face 12/20/16 4:00-6:00pm

2. Additional mid-module on-line meeting to be scheduled.


Location
online
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
All teachers
Points
60
9/18/2018 - Differentiated Instruction: Assessment and Grading
OPEN - Register

This workshop explores ways to support teachers as they move toward successful assessment and grading practices for use in the differentiated classroom. Participants will examine how to manage and assess student progress along the continuum of learning. Participants will receive Rich Wormeli's book, Fair Isn't Always Equal.
Participants will earn 8 points with completion of followup.
Sign in begins at 8:00 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.

Location
TBA
Presenter
Henry Schmitges/FDLRS; Tara Renbeck/FIN
Audience
Instructional personnel for grades 3-12 who have previous training and experience implementing differentiated instruction. Completion of the PDA course: Introduction to Differentiated Instruction meets this requirement.
Points
8
9/20/2018 - Reaching All Learners
OPEN - Register

This one-day workshop explores how to plan for instruction to meet the needs of all students from students with significant cognitive disabilities to advanced learners in the same classroom. Participants will understand how to address the different learning profiles of their students through knowledge of scaffolded and tiered instruction, Access Points, Differentiated Instruction, Universal Design for Learning, and Growth Mindset and by incorporating features of these frameworks into a lesson that meets the needs of all learners in a classroom.
Audience: This is an introductory level course designed for all instructional personnel.
Participants will earn 8 points with completion of lesson plan followup.
Sign in begins at 8:00 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.

Location
TBA
Presenter
Tara Renbeck/FIN
Audience
This is an introductory level course designed for all instructional personnel.
Points
8
9/20/2018 - Dealing with Tough Kids
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8:00am.
The workshop is from 8:30am-3:30pm
This interactive session will provide teachers in general education and ESE with practical techniques for dealing with difficult students at all grade levels. The techniques are designed to reduce disruptive behavior and provide students with behavioral, academic and social survival skills. The presentation will review what causes "tough kid" behavior, how to practically assess it, and strategies to remediate it. An emphasis will be placed on proactive strategies and POSITIVE behavior management interventions such as Mystery Motivators, Reward Spinners and Behavior Bingo to reinforce positive behavior. The book, Tough Kid tool Box, will be provided to all participants.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
All Teachers
Points
6
9/25/2018 - Flipped Learning: A Wild Goose Chase
OPEN - Register

A Wild Goose Chase for Flipped Learning- Learn how to use technology, hands-on learning and engaging activities to differentiate your instruction in order to meet the needs of all learners. This technology driven teaching method “flips” the traditional class to allow the teacher more time to interact and engage with students--the lecture becomes homework and the class time becomes active learning/practice. In this “flipped” training, participants explore the components of flipped learning through a scavenger hunt; completing missions as a team and increasing their knowledge as they (and their students) “win”.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
M. Call, P. Barrington
Audience
Gen. Ed. Teachers, ESE Teachers, K-12
Points
6
9/27/2018 - Adapt A Book
OPEN - Register

NOTE-Prerequiste: Participants MUST have taken a Boardmaker Software Training or LessonPix prior and have the software skills necessary to work independently and in small groups adapting a book with visual supports and creating curriculum extensions for a book.
Sign in begins at 8:00am; the workshop is from 8:30am-3:30 pm.
Participants will receive a book and all materials needed to adapt the book. State license CEUs are provided for SLPs.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Bruce Glendenning
Audience
All teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs & working with students with disabilities.
Points
6
9/28/2018 - Advanced Adapt-A-Book
OPEN - Register

NOTE - Prerequisite: Participants MUST have previously taken an Adapt-A-Book workshop prior to registering for this workshop. Participants must also be knowledgeable with Boardmaker Software and/or LessonPix and have the basic computer skills necessary to work independently or in small groups adapting a book(s) with visual supports and creating curriculum extensions.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own children’s book.
State license CEUs are provided for SLPs

Sign-in begins at 8:00AM
The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Bruce Glendenning
Audience
Teachers, OTs, PTs, & SLPs who have previously taken an adapt-a-book workshop.
Points
6
10/2/2018, 12/15/2018 - PDA: On-line / Foundations
OPEN - Register

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge and skills about students with disabilities as related to state and federal legislation and case law. The course provides information about appropriate legal and ethical practices and different disability categories. The course content includes information on how to create a successful learning environment, the components and team members of the individualized education process and using models of support for students with disabilities to ensure success with the general education curriculum.

Location
ON-LINE
Presenter
Diane Patchen
Audience
all teachers
Points
60
10/2/2018, 12/15/2018 - PDA: PBS: Understanding Student Behavior
OPEN - Register

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge and skills in assessing and designing behavioral supports and identifying the legal and ethical issues, pertaining to behavioral strategies. Activities focus on identifying data collection strategies as well as on identifying and interpreting elements of a functional behavior assessment and functional behavioral plan. information is included on how to recognize and use various models of positive behavior management.

Required meetings Choose 1:
Orientation:
online at your leisure (link will be sent with confirmation)
OR
Face to Face 12/20/16 4:00-6:00pm

2. Additional mid-module on-line meeting to be scheduled.

Location
online
Presenter
Gary Grigully
Audience
all teachers
Points
60
10/3/2018 - Avoiding Power Struggles
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8 am. Workshop is from 8:30-3:30 pm.
Morning Agenda:This training will assist teachers and staff in developing positive and practical solutions to handle 100 common classroom behavior problems. We will look at developing and implementing interventions, variables that can be manipulated to influence behaviors positively and reducing or eliminating the frustration or intimidation you may feel when a student misbehaves. Upon completion of this workshop, teachers will have behavioral strategies that cover school-wide behavior climate (Foundations), individual classroom management (CHAMPs) and specific student problems (Solutions to Classroom Discipline)
Participants will receive, "Teacher's Encyclopedia of Behavior Management: 100+ Problems/500+ Plans".
Afternoon agenda:Inappropriate behavior that leads to power struggles consumes too much instructional time. Minor disruptions quickly escalate into classroom battles, eroding relationships and respect. How do you get ahead of the curve by interacting with the most challenging students in ways that will make them want to behave?

Location
PLCC
Presenter
J. Anthertz
Audience
All teachers serving ESE Students
Points
6
10/4/2018 - Writing Strategies
OPEN - Register

This training helps teachers identify K-8 students’ specific areas of need in writing and provides highly effective and explicit strategies to address these areas. The step by step strategies coach writers using prompts and adjust instruction to meet individual needs. Participants will review each of the 10 writing goals and practice strategies that address each goal. Teachers will examine student writing samples and use the state writing rubric to determine next steps. The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo will be given. Audience: K-12 teachers serving students with disabilities.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Melissa Call / Jenny Anthertz
Audience
ESE Support Facilitators, writing teachers.
Points
6
10/9/2018, 12/10/2018 - Thinking Maps days 1 & 2
OPEN - Register

This is a two-day workshop
Day One – Thinking Maps: Getting Started (October 9th)
Day Two - Thinking Maps: Bringing It All Together (December 10th)
Sign in begins at 8am The workshop is from 8:30 to 3:30
Thinking Maps endeavors to increase student performance by providing specific visual patterns for limitless learning. The training provides a clear, concise framework derived from brain-based research, for teacher, students and entire learning communities to share a common visual language that connects thought process and ideas as well as promotes critical thinking and creativity. These strategies are for all grade levels, content areas and ability levels. Thinking Maps can increase students’ ability to independently think through complex concepts.
Participant Requirements:
1.Attend both days of training
2.Implement all 8 learning strategies WITH STUDENTS prior to the second day of training
3.Bring student samples to the second day of training

Location
Community Room #151
Presenter
Patti Weigel
Audience
ESE & General Education teachers serving students with disabilities
Points
14
10/9/2018 - Access Points for Inclusion
OPEN - Register

Students on Access Points are increasingly being included in general education settings to receive their instruction. This workshop is designed to increase participants’ understanding of the Florida Standards Access Points and the resources available to support students with significant cognitive disabilities in the inclusion classroom. Participants will use these resources to design a lesson plan that addresses the needs of the students following the Florida State Standards as well as students with significant cognitive disabilities on access points. They will need to bring a laptop and the materials/resources they regularly use for lesson planning. Lab laptops are available upon request. Requests should be made prior to the workshop date. Participants will receive Ralabate's book Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners.
Participants will earn 8 points with completion of lesson plan followup.
Sign in begins at 8:00 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.

Location
TBA
Presenter
Tara Renbeck/FIN
Audience
General Education and Special Education Teachers serving in the General Education inclusion classroom. Priority will be given to collaborative instructional teams who register together.
Points
8
10/10/2018 - Escaping the Nightmare through Accommodations
OPEN - Register

Use your newly acquired skills for developing high quality accommodations in order to escape the "room". Learn how to develop, implement and assess accommodations that help students access the standards and make positive gains.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
M. Call, P. Barrington
Audience
All Teacher k-12
Points
6
10/11/2018 - Assistive Technology (AT) in the Classroom
OPEN - Register

For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critical to ensuring participation and progress in the general curriculum. The Assistive Technology in the Classroom training will provide an overview of various types of assistive technologies and how to assist students in selecting, obtaining, and using assistive technology to increase engagement in instructional activities. This training is designed for teachers, therapist and support staff that support students in all educational environments.
Participants will understand:
• what assistive technology is
• how assistive technology can support student engagement
• how to support a student in the selection and use of assistive technologies
THIS IS A ONE DAY TRAINING

Location
TBA
Presenter
FDLRS Staff
Audience
PLEASE NOTE: This is a ONE DAY TRAINING that is SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL ESE Teachers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, ESE District Support Staff.SLPs will earn 6 State Licence CEUs
Points
6
10/12/2018 - Assistive Technology (AT) in the Classroom
OPEN - Register

For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critical to ensuring participation and progress in the general curriculum. The Assistive Technology in the Classroom training will provide an overview of various types of assistive technologies and how to assist students in selecting, obtaining, and using assistive technology to increase engagement in instructional activities. This training is designed for teachers, therapist and support staff that support students in all educational environments.
Participants will understand:
• what assistive technology is
• how assistive technology can support student engagement
• how to support a student in the selection and use of assistive technologies
THIS IS A ONE DAY TRAINING

Location
TBA
Presenter
FDLRS Staff
Audience
PLEASE NOTE: This is a ONE DAY TRAINING that is SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL ESE Teachers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, ESE District Support Staff.
Points
6
10/15/2018, 10/16/2018 - Making Reading instruction Explicit for Students with Persistent Reading Difficulties
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8 AM. The workshop is from 8:30 am-3:30 pm
This TWO day interactive workshop is designed to assist teachers in understanding how to make reading instruction explicit enough to meet the needs of students with persistent reading difficulties. Participants will examine the need to have clarity about what is most important for students to know, understand and be able to do. They will learn to employ specific instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods, in the five areas of reading instruction, to meet the reading needs of their students; and will identify evidence of the instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods in various lessons. In addition, participants will be able to determine whether a lesson is intensive or explicit enough for their struggling readers, and how to increase the “explicitness” and intensity of a reading lesson.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
Grade 3-12 Reading Teachers, ESE Teachers, and Reading Interventionists.
Points
12
10/19/2018 - The Amazing Race to Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (CHAMPS for ESE High School Teachers);
OPEN - Register

This training shows teachers how to develop an effective classroom management plan based on the STOIC framework. Using the format of the Amazing Race, participants will further learn how to implement teamwork, leadership, communication, and relationship building in their classrooms. STOIC + Amazing Race = Success!

Location
Community Room
Presenter
M. Call, P. Barrington
Audience
ESE teachers 6-12 grade
Points
6
10/23/2018 - Blooms & Beyond: Increasing Rigor in the Classroom
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. This one day workshop will expose participants to strategies that will enhance their ability to improve critical thinking and rigor in the classroom. We will examine the role of quality questioning by student and teacher and review Blooms Taxonomy and Webbs Depth of Knowledge levels. This workshop will focus on getting students to increase their critical thinking skills by formulating questions and ensuring teachers emphasize depth of understanding when designing instruction.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
All Teachers
Points
6
10/25/2018 - LessonPix
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8:00 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer.
Learn how to navigate this online tool to:
• Create numerous custom visual supports
• Browse or use the clip art library with 1000's of pictures.
• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.
• Download LessonPix clip art for your personal use in Word Documents, PowerPoint, etc.
• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.
• Explore the Sharing Center where all users of the program can share their creations and find new inspiration.
State license CEUs are provided for SLPs

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Bruce Glendenning
Audience
All Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, & Paraprofessionals working with students with disabilities
Points
6
10/26/2018 - Positively Motivating Others (PMO) for Paraprofessionals
OPEN - Register

Is it possible to make a difference in a student’s behavior before they “act out”? This professional development workshop for Paraprofessionals will incorporate strategies and techniques for working with students based on the Positively Motivating Others program. The goal of this program is to inspire others to reach their full potential through positive motivation and proactive discipline, not punishment. Participants will receive the manual for “Positively Motivating Others – Making a Difference”.

Location
Community Room #151
Presenter
P. Weigel
Audience
Paraprofessionals
Points
6
10/26/2018 - CREATING VISUAL SUPPORTS FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION & COMMUNICATION BOARDS.
OPEN - Register

Pre-requisite: Participants must have previously taken Boardmaker software and/or the LessonPix workshops.
Using Boardmaker software and/or LessonPix, participants will create visual supports for classroom instruction and communication boards that can be used immediately with their students. Materials used for this training will not be available for any other activity or project.
State license CEUs are provided for SLPs

Location
PLCC
Presenter
B. Glendenning
Audience
Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, Paraprofessionals
Points
6
11/6/2018 - Dealing with Tough Kids: Practical Classroom Management Strategies
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8:00am; the workshop is from 8:30 am-3:30pm.
This interactive session will provide teachers in general education and ESE with practical techniques for dealing with difficult students at all grade levels. The techniques are designed to reduce disruptive behavior and provide students with behavioral, academic and social survival skills. The presentation will review what causes “tough kid” behavior, how to practically assess it, and strategies to remediate it. An emphasis will be placed on proactive strategies and POSITIVE behavior management interventions such as Mystery Motivators, Reward Spinners and Behavior Bingo to reinforce positive behavior. The book, Tough Kid Tool Box, will be provided to all participants.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
All Teachers
Points
6
11/7/2018 - Exploring Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Meet Student Needs
OPEN - Register

Do you have multiple skill levels in your classroom and wonder if there is a more efficient way to meet their needs? This workshop is a starting point to understand Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how it can transform your teaching, your students’ learning and academic performance. Participants will look at specific needs in their classroom that can be addressed through the UDL guidelines and strategies. There will be time to explore a variety of resources that can be used with students as soon as you return to class.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
P. Weigel
Audience
All teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs
Points
6
11/8/2018 - Boardmaker Basics
OPEN - Register

This workshop is designed for an individual that has little or no experience using the Picture Symbol Enriched Software Program. Registration begins at 8:00 am; the workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm. Boardmaker is an easy to learn and easy to use symbol based software program that can be used to create communication boards, schedules, reading/writing activities, games and much more. This will be an active session with participants working directly on computers learning how to use the various toolbar features. State license CEUs are provided for SLP's

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Bruce Glendenning
Audience
All teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, working with students with disabilities
Points
6
11/8/2018 - Reaching All Learners
OPEN - Register

This one-day workshop explores how to plan for instruction to meet the needs of all students from students with significant cognitive disabilities to advanced learners in the same classroom. Participants will understand how to address the different learning profiles of their students through knowledge of scaffolded and tiered instruction, Access Points, Differentiated Instruction, Universal Design for Learning, and Growth Mindset and by incorporating features of these frameworks into a lesson that meets the needs of all learners in a classroom.
Audience: This is an introductory level course designed for all instructional personnel.
Participants will earn 8 points with completion of lesson plan followup.
Sign in begins at 8:00 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.

Location
TBA
Presenter
Tara Renbeck/FIN
Audience
This is an introductory level course designed for all instructional personnel.
Points
8
11/9/2018 - CREATING VISUAL SUPPORTS FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION & COMMUNICATION BOARDS.
OPEN - Register

Pre-requisite: Participants must have previously taken Boardmaker software and/or the LessonPix workshops.
Using Boardmaker software and/or LessonPix, participants will create visual supports for classroom instruction and communication boards that can be used immediately with their students. Materials used for this training will not be available for any other activity or project.
State license CEUs are provided for SLPs

Location
PLCC
Presenter
B. Glendenning
Audience
Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, Paraprofessionals
Points
6
11/13/2018 - Effective Interventions for Challenging Behaviors
OPEN - Register

Sign in begins at 8am workshop from 8:30-3:30
This session focuses on learning 18 behavior interventions designed for students who display inappropriate behavior despite the teacher's effective classroom management skills. Within an RTI model, the training will emphasize six early-stage interventions that research has shown to be highly effective in promoting positive behavior change, especially with mild to moderate behavior problems at Tier 1 or Tier 2. These six early-stage interventions are relatively quick and easy to implement by a classroom teacher or by an interventionist and school team. The training will introduce participants to 12 highly structured interventions that have been found effective with moderate to severe behavior problems at Tier 2 or Tier 3. Appropriate materials will be provided.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
All teachers, Interventionists, Counselors, Administrators and/or RTI Teams
Points
6
11/15/2018 - Differentiated Instruction: Assessment and Grading
OPEN - Register

This workshop explores ways to support teachers as they move toward successful assessment and grading practices for use in the differentiated classroom. Participants will examine how to manage and assess student progress along the continuum of learning. Participants will receive Rich Wormeli's book, Fair Isn't Always Equal.
Participants will earn 8 points with completion of followup.
Sign in begins at 8:00 am. The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.

Location
TBA
Presenter
Henry Schmitges/FDLRS; Tara Renbeck/FIN
Audience
Instructional personnel for grades 3-12 who have previous training and experience implementing differentiated instruction. Completion of the PDA course: Introduction to Differentiated Instruction meets this requirement.
Points
8
11/15/2018 - Survivor: Sensory Island
OPEN - Register

Survivor: Sensory Island- Learn about student sensory integration difficulties while competing in a variety of sensory based challenges with your tribe. Based on Lauren H. Kerstein's My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children. It is designed to be a tool to help parents, professionals and children themselves understand the sensory systems. The training focuses on the child as a whole person as we explore sensory issues, sensory modulation, emotional modulation, and the relationship between the sensory and emotional systems.

Location
Community Room
Presenter
M. Call, P. Barrington
Audience
Audience: CSS teachers, VE teachers and/or teachers serving students with sensory needs.
Points
6
11/19/2018 - Flipped Learning: A Wild Goose Chase
OPEN - Register

A Wild Goose Chase for Flipped Learning- Learn how to use technology, hands-on learning and engaging activities to differentiate your instruction in order to meet the needs of all learners. This technology driven teaching method “flips” the traditional class to allow the teacher more time to interact and engage with students--the lecture becomes homework and the class time becomes active learning/practice. In this “flipped” training, participants explore the components of flipped learning through a scavenger hunt; completing missions as a team and increasing their knowledge as they (and their students) “win”.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
M. Call
Audience
Gen. Ed. Teachers, ESE Teachers, K-12
Points
6
12/3/2018, 12/4/2018 - CHAMPS for ESE Teachers
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Design (or fine tune) a proactive and positive classroom management plan that will overtly teach students how to behave responsibly. Participants will focus on structure in the classroom and learn all CHAMPs Strategies.This is a two day training. Attendance is required on both days.

Location
PLCC
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
ESE teachers K-8.
Points
12
12/11/2018, 12/12/2018 - Making Reading Instruction Explicit for Students with Persistent Reading Difficulties
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Sign in begins at 8 AM. The workshop is from 8:30 am-3:30 pm
This TWO day interactive workshop is designed to assist teachers in understanding how to make reading instruction explicit enough to meet the needs of students with persistent reading difficulties. Participants will examine the need to have clarity about what is most important for students to know, understand and be able to do. They will learn to employ specific instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods, in the five areas of reading instruction, to meet the reading needs of their students; and will identify evidence of the instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods in various lessons. In addition, participants will be able to determine whether a lesson is intensive or explicit enough for their struggling readers, and how to increase the “explicitness” and intensity of a reading lesson.

Location
Professional Learning Communities Center
Presenter
Jenny Anthertz
Audience
Reading Teachers, ESE Support Facilitators, and Reading Interventionists.
Points
12
12/13/2018 - Assistive Technology (AT) in the Classroom
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For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critical to ensuring participation and progress in the general curriculum. The Assistive Technology in the Classroom training will provide an overview of various types of assistive technologies and how to assist students in selecting, obtaining, and using assistive technology to increase engagement in instructional activities. This training is designed for teachers, therapist and support staff that support students in all educational environments.
Participants will understand:
• what assistive technology is
• how assistive technology can support student engagement
• how to support a student in the selection and use of assistive technologies
THIS IS A ONE DAY TRAINING

Location
TBA
Presenter
FDLRS STAFF
Audience
PLEASE NOTE: This is a ONE DAY TRAINING that is SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL ESE Teachers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, ESE District Support Staff.
Points
6
12/14/2018 - Assistive Technology (AT) in the Classroom
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For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critical to ensuring participation and progress in the general curriculum. The Assistive Technology in the Classroom training will provide an overview of various types of assistive technologies and how to assist students in selecting, obtaining, and using assistive technology to increase engagement in instructional activities. This training is designed for teachers, therapist and support staff that support students in all educational environments.
Participants will understand:
• what assistive technology is
• how assistive technology can support student engagement
• how to support a student in the selection and use of assistive technologies
THIS IS A ONE DAY TRAINING

Location
TBA
Presenter
FDLRS STAFF
Audience
PLEASE NOTE: This is a ONE DAY TRAINING that is SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL ESE Teachers, OTs, PTs, SLPs, ESE District Support Staff.
Points
6
1/15/2019, 3/30/2019 - PDA: Transition
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This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge and skills in identifying the stages of career development and in identifying the essential domains of transition planning for students with disabilities. Content and activities emphasize how to identify resources to assist students with functioning effectively in environments to which they are transitioning. Emphasis is on transition planning that incorporates student and family preferences to develop desired post school outcomes.
Required meetings Choose 1:
Orientation:
online at your leisure (link will be sent with confirmation)
OR
Face to Face 9/13 4:00-6:00pm


2. Additional mid-module on-line meeting to be scheduled

Location
online
Presenter
Cindy Battle
Audience
all teachers
Points
60
1/15/2019 - PDA: Differentiating Reading Instruction for Students: Making it Explicit
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PLEASE NOTE: This online course will Start on 1/15/2019 and End on 4/12/2019)
This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about using the guidelines for differentiation and strategies that support differentiation to improve instruction for all students, especially students with persistent or significant reading difficulties. Emphasis is on the instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods that can be applied to increase the explicitness and intensity of language arts instruction in order to achieve optimal results for students who are challenged by learning to read or reading to learn. This course aligns with current Florida reading initiatives and awards credit for competency four of the Florida Reading Endorsement
Required meetings Choose 1:
Orientation:
online at your leisure (link will be sent with confirmation)
OR
Face to Face 12/20/16 4:00-6:00pm

2. Additional mid-module on-line meeting to be scheduled.


Location
online
Presenter
Michele Surman
Audience
All teachers
Points
60
1/15/2019, 3/30/2019 - PDA: Differentiating Science instruction
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This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about applying the guidelines of differentiation to science instruction for the purposes of increasing student achievement for all learners. Content and activities emphasize how to use pre-assessment, continuous assessment, and summative assessments to design and deliver effective science lessons for whole group initial instruction and how to effectively use flexible small group instruction
Required meetings Choose 1:
Orientation:
online at your leisure (link will be sent with confirmation)
OR
Face to Face 12/20/16 4:00-6:00pm

2. Additional mid-module on-line meeting to be scheduled

Location
online
Presenter
Karen Roseman
Audience
All teachers
Points
30
3/5/2019, 5/15/2019 - PDA - On-line / Technology for Student Success: Assistive Technology
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This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about assistive technology devices and services and the process of helping students with disabilities select, obtain, and use assistive technology.You will need access to a computer to be able to complete and turn in all required assignments.

Location
ON-LINE
Presenter
Jessica Callaghan
Audience
All teachers.
Points
20
3/5/2019, 5/15/2019 - PDA: Technology for Student Success: An introduction
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This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about instructional technology, assistive technology, accessible instructional materials, and Universal Design for Learning. Content and activities include how to determine appropriate tools to meet student needs and identify available resources to support district/school use of instructional technology, assistive technology, accessible instructional materials, and Universal Design for Learning.

l Required meetings Choose 1:
Orientation:
online at your leisure (link will be sent with confirmation
OR
Face to Face 12/20/16 4:00-6:00pm

2. Additional mid-module on-line meeting to be scheduled

Location
online
Presenter
Ashley Gargulak, Shannon McCoskey
Audience
all teachers
Points
20
3/5/2019, 5/15/2019 - PDA: Introduction to Differentiating Instruction: Responding to All Learners
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This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about proactively providing a universally designed and differentiated environment in order to maximize student achievement for all students. Emphasis is on the importance of having clarity about the learning targets and proactively adjusting instruction utilizing a data-based decision making process that considers students’ readiness for the content, interests, and learning preferences. Content and activities emphasize how to proactively provide important, engaging, and appropriately challenging work via flexible grouping methods and utilizing a variety of instructional strategies and supports.
Required meetings Choose 1:
Orientation:
on line at your leisure (link sent with confirmation)
OR
Face to Face 12/20/16 4:00-6:00 pm

Location
online
Presenter
Tara Renbeck / Erika Boyd
Audience
All teachers
Points
20

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